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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • Journey to Cow Island

    The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust has been marking its first 25 years by running a series of celebrations and explorations. On Saturday, Aug. 14, a group of kayakers launched off Water Street to visit Cow Island in the middle of the Androscoggin River, now managed by the land trust. Michelle Moody of...

  • Raptor rap

    SkyWalker the golden eagle surveys his surroundings while Hope Douglas answers questions during a presentation at the Topsham Public Library last Saturday. Douglas's organization, Wind over Wings, has recently relocated to Dresden.

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Jeraldine Herrera of Brunswick flashes a smile during the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.

  • Divided South Portland council plans vote on $44.2M bond for high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday, Aug. 23, will conduct a first reading of a proposed $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations. The proposal, however, is only a place holder that will allow the council to conduct a second reading on Sept. 8, the deadline f...

  • Scarborough Council debates recall provisions proposed for Town Charter

    SCARBOROUGH — A provision for removal of elected officials may be added to the Town Charter if a draft discussed during Wednesday evening's Town Council meeting is accepted by voters. The Town Council reviewed several amendments to the Town Charter, including one that would give resi...

  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new teachers contract

    BATH — With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Regional School Unit 1 has reached agreement on a long-awaited new contract with its teachers. The School Board and Sagadahoc Education Association reached the settlement Wednesday, after working from morning...

  • Bath council to vote in Sept. on terms for turf field

    BATH — The City Council plans at its Sept. 1 meeting to vote on an its terms for supporting installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Key is a provision that the Fields for Our Future committee, which has so far raised about $270,000 for the project and had asked the coun...

  • Scarborough Downs bets on move to Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — After several racino initiatives were rejected by voters, Scarborough Downs is seeking to move to a York County community that may be more receptive to a racetrack and slot machines. The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday evening to ask voters in a November referendum...